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§ 5. The sub-road districts, as now laid out and described Sub-road dis

tricts by mates and bounds in the several magisterial districts of said counties, shall remain as they are, until changed by the board of commissioners of roads of said districts. Said board shall bave power to change, diminish, or increase said subdistricts. 2. This act shall be in force from its passage.

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CHAP. 12.-An ACT to provide for the appointment and removal of

district school trustees, and to repeal the fourth clause of the Seventh section of the seventy-eighth chapter of the Code of 1873.

Approved January 11, 1877.

1. Be it enacted by the general assembly, That on and after Vacancies in the first day of July, eighteen hundred and seventy.seven, of trustees, how vacancies existing or occuring in district boards of school filled trustees shall be filled by the joint action of the county superintendent of schools, the county judge, and the attorney for the commonwealth in each county, who are hereby created a board for that purpose, to be known as the school trustee Electoral board electoral board, à majority of wbom shall constitute a quorum: provided, that no person who is unable to read and Proviso write shall be appointed a trustee; and provided, also, that nothing in this act sball be construed to give any authority or power to said electoral board to interfere in any way with the appointment as heretofore of school trustees by municipal councils, or to disturb in any way the present law bearing on the action of said municipal councils in the premises.

2. The said school trustee electoral board shall bave power, Power of electoand it shall be its duty, to declare vacant, and to proceed to ral board fill, the office of any trustee who fails to qualify, and to deliver to the clerk of this board bis official oath in the usual form within thirty days after be has been notified of his appointment, which notification shall be promptly given by the clerk. The board shall also vacate the office of any and every trustee who fails to discharge the duties of bis office according to law.

3. The county judge shall be the chairman of said board, Chairman and and the county superintendent of schools its clerk. Any clerk of board member may call a meeting by giving due notice to the other two. All proceedings shall be recorded in a bound volume, Regulations and such record book, and such stationery and postage as may be required for correspondence with trustees, shall be paid for from the county school fund, on the warrant of the said board, in the usual form: provided the cost of the same Proviso shall not exceed five dollars in any one year. It shall, furthermore, be the duty of the clerk of said board to furnish the board of education with a list of the county trustees and such other information as may be called for.

When board to 4. The clerk shall convene the said electoral board promptly be convened

when unexpected vacancies occur, and also at least thirty days before the expiration of regular terms of office, so that the district boards may be kept full and no members be left to hold over unnecessarily. And in case of a failure on the part of the clerk to attend punctually to this or any other of the duties devolving upon him, he shall, for each offence, be fined by the board not less than one nor more than five dol

lars. County super

5. It shall be the duty of the county superintendent of schools to make schools to report to the said electoral board the failure of the annual report clerk of any district school board to make and deliver his

annual report in form and time as required by law, where

upon a fine shall be entered upon the record of the electoral Penalty on board against such délinquent clerk of five doliars for the clerks of district schools for ne

original default, and an additional fine of fifty cents a day glect of duty for every day of continued failure until the report be deliv. Chairman of ered. The county superintendent of schools, as clerk of the district board said electoral board, sball immediately notify in writing the

chairman of the district board of school trustees of the entering of this fine, and the amount shall be subtracted from the

next instalment of the delinquent clerk's pay. Inconsistent 6. The fourth clause of the seventh section of the seventyacts repealed

eighth chapter of the Code of Virginia, and all other acts or parts of acts, are hereby repealed, in so far as the same are inconsistent with this act.

CHAP. 13.-An ACT allowing John H. Sears, treasurer of Mathews

county, time to make his return of delinquents and insolvents in the revenue of 1875.

Approved January 11, 1877.

Preamble

Whereas, by the twenty eighth section of the act prescribing the duties, powers, liabilities and compensation of certain county officers, providing for the collection of taxes and for the repeal of chapters thirty-seven and forty-six of the Code of eighteen hundred and seventy-three, approved March twenty-ninth, eighteen hundred and seventy-five, as amended by the act approved March twenty-ninth, eighteen hundred and seventy-six, the treasurers of the several counties of the commonwealth are allowed to be credited by tb, auditor of public accounts with the amount of delinquents and insolvents uncollected by them, if the return thereof be presented at his office within three months next after the final settlement of their accounts, but not otherwise.

And whereas John H. Sears, the treasurer of Mathews county, did not make the said return within the time so prescribed, on account of the failure of the county court to certify the same, but presented it a short time thereafter, which under the law the auditor was prohibited to receive; therefore 1. Be it enacted by the general assembly, That the said Time extended treasurer shall be and is hereby allowed until the twenty-fifth Mathews to of February, eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, to make make return of return of his said delinquent and insolvent lists for the year insolvent lists eighteen hundred and seventy-five, and if made out and cer. for 1877 tified according to law by that time, the auditor of public When auditor accounts is hereby authorized to allow the

proper credit

credit therefor therefor in the final settlement of the accounts of said treasurer. 2. This act shall be in force from its passage.

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may allow

CHAP. 14.-An ACT to amend and re-enact the eleventh section of an

act entitled an act prescribing the times for holding the courts of the tenth, eleventh, thirteenth and fifteenth judicial circuits, approved March 29th, 1875.

Approved January 11, 1877.

1. Be it enacted by the general assembly, That the eleventh $11, act March section of an act entitled an act prescribing the times for 2.mendoa holding the courts of the tenth, eleventh, thirteenth, and fifteenth judicial circuits, approved March twenty-ninth, eighteen hundred and seventy-five, be amended and re-enacted so as to read as follows:

§ 11. Prince William-second Monday in October and May. Times of holdFairfax-second Monday in June and November.

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judicial circuit Loudoun-fourth Monday in April, tbird Monday in October, and third Monday in January.

Fauquier–Tuesday after the first Monday in September, second Monday in December, and Tuesday after the first Monday in April.

Rappahannock-Tuesday after the third Monday in March and Tuesday after the fourth Monday in November.

Alexandria county-third Monday in May and Wednesday after the first Monday in November.

Alexandria city-fourth Monday in May and fourth Monday in September. Ž. This act shall be in force from its passage.

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Chap. 15.-An ACT authorizing the board of supervisors of York

county to allow S. G. Cooke the amount of taxes assessed against and paid by him for county purposes upon his farms in York county for the years 1865-'06-'07-'08-'69-'70, and '71.

Approved January 11, 1877. 1. Be it enacted by the general assembly of Virginia, Tbat Board of superthe board of supervisors for the county of York, at the next visors of York meeting of said board to lay the county levy, is hereby au- ized to reim

lands in the years 1865-'71

burse ştafford thorized to allow Stafford G. Cooke the amount of taxes taxes on certain assessed against and paid by him for county purposes, upon

his farms "Newmans” and “Edgebill," situated in York county, for the years eighteen hundred and sixty-five, cighteen hundred and sixty-six, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, eighteen hundred and seventy, and eighteen hundred and seventy-one, the said farms having been withheld

from him by such power as the state could not resist. Coramencement 2. This act shall be in force from its passage.

CHAP. 16.-An ACT to amend and re-enact section six, chapter one

hundred and thirty-four, session-acts eighteen hundred and seventyfour, as amended and re-enacted by section six, chapter eighty-nine of session-acts eighteen hundred and seventy-four-five, in regard to times for holding terms of the circuit court.

Approved January 11, 1877.

$ 6, ch. 89, Sess. 1. Be it enacted by the general assembly of Virginia, Tbat Acts 1874-5, amended section six, chapter one hundred and thirty-four of Session

Acts eighteen hundred and seventy-four, as amended and reenacted by section six, chapter eighty-nine of Session-Acts eighteen hundred and seventy-four-five, be amended and re

epacted so as to read as follows:
Times of hold $ 6. Culpeper-First of June and first of November.
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judicial circuit

Fluvanna—Tenth of April and tenth of September.
Madison-Twentieth of April and twentieth of September.
Orange-First of May and first of October.

Albemarle-Tenth of May, tenth of October and first of
February.

Goochland-First of April and first of September.

Greene-Tenth of June and tenth of November. Commencement 2. This act sball be in force from its passage.

CHAP. 17.–An ACT to amend and re-enact the ninth section of an act

approved March 15th, 1872, entitled an act to incorporate the Washington, Cincinnati and St. Louis railroad company, as amended by an act approved April 15th, 1874, entitled an act to amend and reenact the first and ninth sections of the act entitled an act to incorporate the Washington, Cincinnati and St. Louis railroad company, so as to exempt the county of Rappahannock from the operation of said acts.

Approved January 11, 1877.

69 of charter of 1. Be it enacted by the general assembly, That the ninth the Washing ati section of an act, approved March fifteenth, eighteen hundred

and seventy-two, entitled an act to incorporate tbe Wasbingrailroad amended

ton, Cincinnati and St. Louis railroad company, as amended by an act approved April fifteenth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four, entitled an act to amend and re-enact the first and ninth sections of the act entitled an act to incorporate the Washington, Cincinnati and St. Louis railroad company, be amended and re-enacted so as to read as follows:

$ 9. That any county, city or town by, near, or through Authority which the line of said Washington, Cincinnati and St. Louis county through railroad, or any of its branches, may run, except the county which road may of Rappahannock, is hereby authorized to subscribe to the Rappahannock, capital stock of said company, in the manner and under the to subscribe to rules and regulations prescribed by an act of the general assembly of Virginia, and approved June twenty-seventh, eighteen hundred and seventy, authorizing subscriptions to the stock of incorporated companies by the counties of Rockingham, Augusta, Rockbridge, Botetourt, Craig and Roanoke, and the towns of Harrisonburg, Staunton, Lexington and Salem. 2. This act shall be in force from its passage.

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Chap. 18.-An ACT to amend and re-enact section twelve of chapter

seventy-eight of the Code of 1873, in relation to county superintendents of schools.

Approved January 11, 1877.

1. Be it enacted by the general assembly, That section $12, ch, 78, twelve of cbapter seventy-eight of the Code of eighteen amended

, hundred and seventy-three, be amended and re-enacted so as to read as follows:

$ 12. There shall be appointed for every county, in the Term of office manner provided for in article eight of the constitution, one ent of schools superintendent of schools. The regular term of office for In cases of vasuch superintendents shall be four years from the first day of July next succeeding their appointments, and, in case of vacancies, they shall discharge the duties of their respective offices from their first appointment and qualification, under the constitution, until their terms begin; and the term of office of superintendents heretofore appointed and confirmed, of those hereshall expire at the expiration of the time for which they tofore apwere respectively appointed. 2. This act shall be in force from its passage.

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